I found NaNoWriMo through a friend on an RPG site & decided to give it a try. I love writing but find myself unable to finish novel projects because of a fear within myself of people reading my work. I think it’s rather stupid since I know I’m a talented writer (saying that makes me feel like I sound totally full of myself, I swear I’m not) but I just can’t make that leap from knowing it and believing it. I am confident that some of you out there understand what I mean when I say that. I started writing on forum based RPG sites in various fandoms and fell in love with it. Took a few years to be able to balance that with my novel writing but I’m now able to split my proverbial creative juices between the two.


I am a resident of Lynnwood, wife and mother of three. I’m 30 years old but refuse to fully grow up. I’ve got a strong base of friends that I’m finally opening up to about my writing and I feel like I’m ready to take that next step. Doing NaNoWriMo is my way of pushing forward.


Now… I’m writing for real starting today (even though I signed up on the first, I’m done procrastinating) and am already an hour into writing and over a thousand words.


Here’s to getting it finished & here’s to you. Good luck to all of us!


About amairedinsmore

A. Maire is a writer living in Snohomish County, Washington with her husband, whom she has shared her life with since she was 19, their three children and one very spoiled Husky-Doberman mix. She was published in the Crypticon De-Composition 2011 Anthology with the short story 'Awakening' and in her free time enjoys planning parties for the group Biohazard, watching football, camping and reading.
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